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[movies]Madalena Provo 8July2010 - Yiddish Book Center
Madalena Provo, a former intern at the Yiddish Book Center, discusses her relationship to the Yiddish language from a non-Jewish perspective. She discusses what it means to be an outsider while also possessing knowledge of what can be at times an exclusive language, reflecting on how her experiences have informed her understanding of language, identity and the purpose of learning Yiddish. To cite this interview: Madalena Provo Oral History Interview, interviewed by Josh Friedman, Yiddish Book Ce...
Keywords: German; Yiddish; Religious Yiddish; Secular Yiddish; Non-Jewish Yiddish Speakers
Downloads: 150
[movies]KriwitskyInterview_YiddishBookCenterDiscoveryProject - Christa
Interview with the Yiddish poet himself.
Keywords: Yiddish; poetry; Discovery Project; Yiddish Book Center; Kriwtisky
Downloads: 34
[movies]Tony Hausner 4Oct2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (EliseK)
Tony Hausner was interviewed by Jayne Pearl on October 4, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, Massachusetts.  To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Tony Hausner, Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jayne Pearl, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Yiddish Book Center, October 4, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 69
[movies]Yechiel Schachner 2April2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Yechiel Schachner was interviewed by Christa Whitney on April 2, 2011 in New York. Yechiel Schachner’s family lived in Odessa before his mother immigrated to the United States in 1920 and his father in 1922. Yechiel begins his interview describing his childhood growing up in Boro Park in Brooklyn, New York. Yechiel describes his parents’ commitment to the Yiddish world and their apolitical household...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 56
[movies]Robert Epstein 5April2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Robert Epstein was interviewed by Christa Whitney on April 5, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Robert begins his interview with a brief overview of his family’s settlement in the United States. Robert’s parents both came from Poland, but did not meet until they were settled in New York City on the Lower East Side. As Robert recalls his family’s history he weaves in and out of stories of his grandparent’s work in the United States, the family members that stayed in Europe and perished in ...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 71
[movies]Jim Hoberman 26June2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Jim Hoberman was interviewed by Emma Morgenstein on June 26, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Jim Hoberman’s interview begins with an overview of his family’s history which centers mostly around New York city where he, his parents, and his maternal grandparents were born and raised. Jim’s paternal grandparents were from southern Ukraine, and his maternal great grandparents originated from Slovakia and Germany...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 75
[movies]Marilyn Cassotta 7December2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Marilyn Cassotta was interviewed by Mark Gerstein at the Yiddish Book Center on December 7, 2012. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Marilyn Cassotta Oral History Interview, interviewed by Mark Gerstein, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, December 7, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 46
[movies]Andrei Malaev-Babel 16May2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Andrei Malaev-Babel was interviewed by David Schlitt on May 16, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Andrei begins his interview describing his childhood in Moscow, Russia as a member of a well-educated family that had great interest in the arts. When Andrei was born, his family moved to the suburbs of Moscow to a three-bedroom apartment in a five-story building. Andrei went to an English-language-focused school that happened to be next to the music school; Andrei’s grandmother would walk him to a...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 147
[movies]Frederick Schwartzman 28October2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Frederick Schwartzman was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 28, 2013 in New York City. This interview is conducted in Yiddish and English. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Frederick Schwartzman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, New York City, October 28, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 34
[movies]Thelma Fixler 8Oct2013 Yiddish BookCenter - Yiddish Book Center (EliseK)
Thelma Fixler was interviewed by Lynn Yanis on October 8, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Thelma Fixler Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Yiddish Book Center, Massachusetts, October 8, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 25
[movies]Leonard Strear and Albert Dinner 6July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Leonard Strear and Albert “Booney” Dinner, cousins, were interviewed in Denver, Colorado on July 6, 2011. Albert was born and raised in Greeley, Colorado, and Leonard was born in Detroit and grew up in Denver. The two cousins talk about their shared family history, their childhoods in Colorado, and their lives as Jewish farmers there. Growing up, Leonard spent much of his time working for his father, a poultry farmer...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 88
[movies]Zeva Greendale Roschko 27Jan2014 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (EliseK)
Zeva Greendale Roschko was interviewed on January 27, 2014 in Brooklyn, NY by Christa Whitney.  To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Zeva Greendale Roschko Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Brooklyn, New York, January 27, 2014...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 18
[movies]Diana Clarke 7July2010 - National Yiddish Book Center
Diana Clarke discusses her path to Yiddish studies, involvement with the internship program and cultural influences of the language. She talks about Yiddish literature, finding a Yiddish community, arguing in Yiddish and the challenges of incorporating Yiddish in life. To cite this interview: Diana Clarke Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nora Feinstein, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 7, 2010...
Keywords: yiddish education; yiddishkeit; writing in yiddish; jewish cultural influences; creative writing; benefits of learning yiddish; challenges of learning yiddish; yiddish literature; elgenboygn
Downloads: 74
[movies]Anna Gonshor 13Dec2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Anna Fishman Gonshor, Professor of Yiddish language and culture at McGill University, was interviewed at the Montreal Jewish Public Library (JPL) on December 13, 2011. Anna was born in 1949 in Paris, France, and in 1950 her family immigrated to Montreal, where she grew up. Her mother, a Yiddish teacher, and her father, a factory worker, were both deeply committed to Yiddish culture and identity, and were actively involved in building Montreal's Jewish cultural institutions...
Keywords: Yiddish scene; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Literature; Books; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Canada; Anna Fishman Gonshor; Montreal; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 92
[movies]Justin Cammy 14dec2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Justin Cammy, Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Comparative Literature at Smith College spoke about his background, his scholarly work, and the place of Yiddish inside and outside of the academy. The interview began with Cammy describing his childhood in Ottawa and his family background. He attended public school and had Jewish supplemental education (Ottawa Modern Jewish School, at which his father was the principal)...
Keywords: National Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Literature; Education; Israel; Politics; Profession; Family History and Stories; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish Language; Yiddish Teaching; Yiddish Learning; Yiddish Revival and Activism; Other Jewish Languages; Career
Downloads: 159
[movies]Kate Potter 20January2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Kate Potter was interviewed by Pauline Katz on January 20, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Kate’s interview focuses on her time at the Yiddish Book Center for the January term class. Originally from Southern California, Kate now lives in Massachusetts and studies English literature at Mount Holyoke. As a five-college student, Kate became interested in the Yiddish Book Center Jan-term class because of her interest in museum work...
Keywords: Kate Potter; Books; Yiddish learning; Literature; Theater; Yiddish Book Center; Kibbutz; Yiddish language; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; 1890s; periodicals; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 47
[movies]David Shneer 12july2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Professor David Shneer, Director of the Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado, was interviewed by Emma Morgenstern on July 10, 2010, at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Long-time faculty member of the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program at the Yiddish Book Center, Shneer received his undergraduate, M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley...
Keywords: steiner internship program; yiddish; studying yiddish; gay synagogue; jewish studies; yiddish music; queer jews; torah queeries; yiddish culture in post-war germany; anti-semitism in russia; soviet jews; advice for yiddish students; yiddish speech
Downloads: 186
[movies]Nora Feinstein 23july2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Nora Feinstein, 2010 participant in the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program at the Yiddish Book Center, was interviewed by Emma Morgenstern on July 23, 2010 at the Yiddish Book Center. Nora grew up in a Reform Jewish family in Baltimore, Maryland and participated in Reform Jewish life. National Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) was a defining aspect of her high school life. She describes herself as a “Jewish life dork” in high school...
Keywords: Denominationalism; Reform Judaism; Baltimore Jewish Community; Jewish Theological Seminary; Barnard; New York City; Yiddish; Yiddish Theatre; NFTY; Israel; Hebrew; Sholem Aleichem; Reclaiming Yiddish; Religion; Secularism; Yiddish Book Center; Challenges of Learning Yiddish; Yiddishkeit; Yiddish Poetry; Jewish Identity
Downloads: 149
[movies]Irv Zuckerman 6June2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Irv Zuckerman was interviewed by David Schlitt on June 6, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Irv Zuckerman’s interview starts with a riveting story about how his name became Irving in the first grade. The vivacity with which Irv begins his interview stays consistent as Irv provides incredible details during each story he shares. The first portion of the interview focuses on Irv’s life growing up as the child of a Russian emigrant mother and a Polish emigrant father in the Bronx in Brooklyn, Ne...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Irv Zuckerman
Downloads: 65
[movies]Rebecca Levine 19April2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Rebecca Levine, Yiddish teacher and Yiddishist, was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on April 19, 2013 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Centerâs Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Rebecca Levine Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jordan Kutzik, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, April 19, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Rebecca Levine
Downloads: 19
[movies]Ethel Taft 2October2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Ethel Taft, a former social worker and the daughter of Yiddish essayist, poet, and teacher Israel Gubkin, was interviewed by Mark Gerstein on October 2, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Ethel recalls the early life of her father who was born in Brest-Litovsk, Russia, in 1899. Israel Gubkin was a constant reader, self-taught in many areas, and had a strong grounding in Bible and history...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Ethel Taft; Israel Gubkin
Downloads: 30
[movies]Helena Lipstadt 19Feb2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Helena Lipstadt, poet and garden designer, was interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka on February 19, 2013 in Hollywood, CA. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Helena Lipstadt Oral History Interview, interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Hollywood, CA, February 19, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Helena Lipstadt
Downloads: 66
[movies]Ludmilla Coven 12Dec2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Ludmilla Coven was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 12, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story. To cite this interview: Ludmilla Coven Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Chicago, Illinois, December 12, 2012. Video recording, https://archive.org/details/LudmillaCoven12dec2012YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Ludmilla Coven
Downloads: 21
[movies]Anna Muench 19January2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Anna Muench was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 19, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Anna Muench, a student in the 2011 January term Yiddish intensive class at the Yiddish Book Center, starts her interview with a brief overview of her family’s history. Both of her parents were interested in genealogy, which contributed to Anna’s strong grasp of her heritage. Anna spends the first portion of her interview describing her childhood growing up in Ipswich, Massachusetts, a town filled w...
Keywords: Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Advice; United States; Other languages; Other languages; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; English language; stories; anthropology; Russian; culture; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Advice; Yiddishland; Books; Anna Muench; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 34
[movies]Miriam Isaacs 26December2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Miriam Isaacs was interviewed at Klezkamp by Pauline Katz on December 26th, 2010. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Miriam is the daughter of Holocaust survivors from Galicia and grew up in a traditional Jewish home in Montreal and later Crown Heights. She describes her childhood in Montreal where she went to school in English, spoke Yiddish at home and French on the street. In New York she lived in Crown Heights, a neighborhood dominated by Holocaust survivors and their children but her fa...
Keywords: Yiddish language interview; Miriam Isaacs; KlezKamp; Sutzkever; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 157
[movies]Haim Gunner 12may2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Haim is an eloquent, sharp man, who tells of growing up in Ottawa, Canada, a town divided between French and British factions, amidst blatant anti-semitism. He talks of his involvement in a socialist Zionist youth movement, which led him to agricultural college, NYC (where he edited the youth movement's publication), and finally to found a kibbutz in Sasa, Israel. He lived in Israel from 1947-1956, then returned to North America, where he eventually became a professor of Environmental Science at...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 198
[movies]Paula Teitelbaum 28December2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Paula Teitelbaum was interviewed by Pauline Katz on December 28th, 2010 in the Catskill Mountains of New York. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Paula was born in Poland after World War II to parents who had fled to the USSR during the Nazi invasion. She attended a Jewish school that taught Yiddish as a foreign language and performed in Yiddish language plays that retold the history of the USSR...
Keywords: Yiddish language interview; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Yiddishist; Yiddishism; KlezKamp; Bambridge Avenue; Paula Teitelbaum
Downloads: 225
[movies]Benjy Fox-Rosen 30December2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Benjy Rox-Rosen was interviewed by Pauline Katz at KlezKamp in the Catskills on December 30, 2010. Benjy Fox-Rosen’s interview begins with an in-depth exploration of his family’s history. Benjy details how his paternal grandparents were from Poland, his grandfather from Lvov and his grandmother from Krakow; and, how his maternal grandparents were from Germany, his grandfather from Vienna and his grandmother from Dormant...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish scene; Music; Klezmer; song; singing; Career and Professional Life; Education; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Travel; Yiddish personalities; Transmission; United States; Eastern Europe; KlezKamp; Benjy Fox-Rosen; bass; vocalist; singer
Downloads: 57
[movies]Alyson West 11July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Alyson West was interviewed by Hillary Ossip on July 11, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Alyson West, a 2011 Steiner Summer Student, described growing up in Roanoke, Virginia. She noted that she hadnât met any Jewish people until she began studying at the University of Virginia, where she majored in English. In her final year of college, Alyson decided to take both Hebrew and Yiddish to acquire more credits in order to graduate...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Other languages; Literature; Scholarship; Academia; Education; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Rural; Alyson West; Roanoke; Virginia; University of Virginia; 1990s; 2000s
Downloads: 54
[movies]Allison Posner 10Oct2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Allison Posner, Yiddish teacher, graduate student, fellow and translator at the Yiddish Book Center, was interviewed by Lynn Yanis on October 10, 2012 at the YBC in Amherst, Massachusetts. She described how she was raised as the product of an interfaith marriage, followed by an early divorce, in a non-Jewish household. Her father’s family—the Jewish side of the family—celebrated and interpreted Jewish traditions through an assimilated and non-religious perspective...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Yiddish Book Center; Jewish community; Assimilation; Yiddish revival and activism; Allison Posner; Yiddish Farm; Moyshe's Koshe Bakery; 2000s; 2010s; Hasidism; Secular
Downloads: 23
[movies]Małgorzata Maciejewska 29Apr2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (EliseK)
Małgorzata Maciejewska was interviewed by Christa Whitney On April 29, 2013 at Wroclaw University, Poland.To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Małgorzata Maciejewska Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Wroclaw University, Poland, April 29, 2013...
Keywords: Malgorzata Maciejewska; Wroclaw; Poland; Kalisz; Celia Dropkin; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Hebrew; Other languages; Literature; Poetry; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Feminism; Eastern Europe; Travel
Downloads: 26
[movies]Harriet Bonfeld 28october2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Harriet Bonfeld, educator, is the daughter of the late Leon Feinberg, Yiddish poet, author of many books, and regional editor for the Yiddish newspaper Der Tog. Harriet speaks briefly of her father’s background growing up outside of Odessa (the same town as Marc Chagall). She remembers that her father liked to talk about his parents and grandparents, who were wealthy in Russia before the Bolshevik Revolution...
Keywords: Wexler Oral History Project; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center
Downloads: 52
[movies]Cecile Kuznitz 19dec2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Cecile Kuznitz is the Director of Jewish Studies at Bard College and an Assistant Professor of Jewish History at the college. In her interview she discusses growing up in Howard Beach, Queens, working at the YIVO Institute, her scholarship in the field of modern Jewish history, and her relationship to Yiddish. The interview begins with a discussion of Kuznitz’s family background. Three out of four of her grandparents were born in Eastern Europe...
Keywords: National Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Bard College; YIVO
Downloads: 189
[movies]Chana Mlotek 15Aug2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Chana Mlotek, renowned musicologist and folklorist specializing in Yiddish music, theatre, and poetry, was interviewed by Hankus Netsky on August 15, 2011 at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York City. Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1922, Eleanor “Chana” Gordon and her older sister Malka grew up in the Sholem Aleichem Amalgamated Homes in the Bronx where they were immersed in Yiddish language and culture...
Keywords: Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish speaker; Yiddish scene; song; singing; Music; Theater; Literature; Books; Newspapers; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Summer camp; Chana Mlotek; YIVO; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 235
[movies]Bracha Weingrod 23nov2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Bracha Weingrod grew up in Winnipeg, Canada surrounded by Yiddish and the many Yiddish communities that made Winnipeg the city it was. She was trained as a Yiddish teacher by the Workmen's Circle. She was a part of Young Judea and was an activist for Israel, which is how she met her husband. After the 1973 war, they moved their family to Israel where she worked in education, specifically for the Dyslexic...
Keywords: Yiddish Press; Immigration; Israel; Childhood; Career and Professional Life; Yiddish Language; Yiddish Learning; Yiddish Translation; Yiddish Cook Book; Yiddish Cooking; Family Traditions; Jewish Communities of Winnipeg Canada; Food and Culinary Traditions; Roots/Heritage; National Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 72
[movies]Juan Prawda 4june2010 Yiddish Book Center
Juan Prawda recently retired from his position with the World Bank. Born and raised in Mexico, he grew up attending secular Jewish schools from pre-school through high school. Prawda remembers his daily schedule down to the hour, from Yiddish Literature to Hebrew classes. In hindsight, Prawda laments the "phasing out" of Yiddish education in the Mexican schools, and that he never became fluent himself...
Keywords: Mexico; secular Jewish education; Yiddish education; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
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[movies]Lola Paley-Byron 17Aug2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Lola Paley-Byron is a social worker who was interviewed at the Yiddish Book Center on August 17, 2011. The first half of Lola’s interview focuses on her Polish heritage, how she and her family survived World War II, and the experience of assimilating into American life. Lola describes her parent’s life before they left Warsaw for Bialystok—the trip where her parents were married. Once in Russian territory, Lola’s parents and their family were arrested and sent to Siberia...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Family history; stories about ancestors; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Holocaust; World War Two; Eastern Europe; Newspapers; Lola Paley-Byron; Warsaw
Downloads: 74
[movies]Helene Shafran 13March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Helene Shafran, born to Yiddish-speaking Polish immigrants, was interviewed by Christa Whitney in Boca Raton, Florida on March 13, 2013. Helene grew up in Willimantic, Connecticut, an area with very few Jews. She met her late husband Reuben z''l at Temple in their hometown and they were married until his death in 2012. Helene spends much of the interview relating her husband's story. Born in a shtetl in Southern Poland, Reuben escaped deportation through the goodwill of a gentile farmer who hid ...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Holocaust; Israel; Zionism; United States; Transmission; Anti-Semitism; Helene Shafran; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 60
[movies]Marvin Swartz 13Mar2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Marvin Swartz was interviewed by Irene Starr on March 13, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Marvin Swartz Oral History Interview, interviewed by Irene Starr, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, March 13, 2012...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Holocaust; Scholarship; Academia; Marvin Swartz; Eastern Mass; Russia; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 36
[movies]Michael Katz 24July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Michael Katz was interviewed by Emma Morgenstern on July 24, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. He is the father of former fellow, Pauline Katz. Michael Katz’s interview begins with a detailed account of his family’s long standing Jewish progressive cultural identification. Michael explains that he is (at least) a third generation Jew who was deeply invested in Yiddish culture and language—what he calls Yiddishkeit...
Keywords: Mike Katz; Michael Katz; Wexler Oral History Project; Coming back to Yiddish; Music; Transmission; song; singing; Yiddish language; United States; Politics and political movements; Religion and ritual; Bar Mitzvah; Vietnam War; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish culture: Music; Yiddish scene (U.S.); nybc; ybc; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish; Jewish; Jewish culture; Yiddish culture
Downloads: 58
[movies]Hershl Paul Glasser 18December2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Hershl Paul Glasser was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 18, 2011 at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Washington, D.C. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Hershl Paul Glasser Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Washington, D.C, December 18, 2011...
Keywords: Yiddish language interview; Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Music; Press; Radio; Literature; Scholarship; Education; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Paul Glasser; Arbeter Ring Shule; Workmen's Circle; Orthodox; Mordecai Schaechter; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 80
[movies]Miriam Koral 14October2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Miriam Koral, Yiddish cultural activist, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 14, 2013 in Venice, California. This interview is conducted entirely in Yiddish. Miriam was born in Tel Aviv and raised in a Yiddish-speaking home in New York City. She came back to the language as an adult when she participated in the Yiddish Book Center's intensive summer program. She credits the program with inspiring her to begin her activism...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Immigration; Migration; Literature; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Eastern Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Roots/heritage; Transmission; Yiddish personalities; Jewish community; Urban; Travel; Oxford; England; Los Angeles; California; Dovid Katz; Sibell Beuder; Oxford Yiddish Summer Program; Yiddishkayt LA; Vilnius Yiddish Institute
Downloads: 69
[movies]David Schorr 30May2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
David Schorr, retired forensic engineer, was interviewed by Bina Addes on May 30, 2013 in Amherst, MA. David was born in Philadelphia on April 6, 1931. He is married with four children & eight grandchildren. He has lived in Philadelphia all his life, and now resides in Florida five months a year. He considers himself a self-educated Jew. He studied for his B.S. in Civil Engineering at Drexel University...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family History and stories, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish teaching, Yiddish learning, Yiddish revival and activism, Career and Professional life, Education, Religion and Ritual, Family traditions, Jewish Holidays, Israel, Yiddish Book Center, Transmission, Jewish community, Travel Family history, stories about ancestors, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish teaching, Yiddish learning, Yiddish revival and activism, Career and Professional Life, Education, Religion and ritual, Family traditions, Jewish holidays, Israel, Transmission, Yiddish Book Center, Jewish community, Travel, Philadelphia, PA, Florida, Gratz College, Beth Chiam Religious school, Florida Atlantic University, 1930s-present, reform orthodox
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[movies]Jeff Warschauer 28December2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Jeff Warschauer was interviewed by Pauline Katz at KlezKamp in the Catskills on December 28, 2010. Jeff begins his interview with a careful outline of his family’s history. His father’s side came from Poland and Latvia; and, his maternal Latvian grandmother often spoke Yiddish. His mother’s side, with which he had a closer relationship, came from Germany. They were an orthodox family, but, as Jeff points out, in the German way which meant being fully observant, but very present in the curr...
Keywords: Career and Professional Life; Education; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Synagogue; shul; temple; Klezmer; Music; song; singing; United States; Yiddish learning; Yiddish language; Jewish Identity; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Immigration; Migration; Holocaust; Jewish professions; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Jeff Warschauer; KlezKamp
Downloads: 50
[movies]Ruth Smith 21Feb2014 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (EliseK)
Ruth Smith was interviewed by Danielle Winter on February 21, 2014 at the Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit:http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Ruth Smith Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Yiddish Book Center, February 21, 2014...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Hebrew; Dance; Israel; Zionism; Russia; Yiddish Book Center; Amherst; Israel; Mattapan; NFTY; Hebrew College; zionism; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 30
[movies]Marlene Hait 11March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Marlene Hait, raised in a Yiddish home by survivors of the Holocaust, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 11, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Born in a Displaced Persons camp in Germany, Marlene was raised in an observant household amidst the large Jewish community of Toronto. In her interview, Marlene shares her memories of the many Jewish businesses in Toronto's Kensington Market and the large Yiddish shule system in which she received her Jewish education...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Coming back to Yiddish; Literature; Holocaust; Education; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Marlene Hait; Toronto; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 50
[movies]Yaffa Gunner 15May2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Yaffa Gunner, active member of the Jewish Community of Amherst, was interviewed by Allie Brudney on May 15, 2012, at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Yaffa Gunner begins her interview by describing her family background; both of her parents were born in Hungary and immigrated to the United States. Her father left for the US before the First World War, but her mother only managed to arrive after the war ended, with two children in tow...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Feminism; Soviet Union; United States; Youth group; Transmission; Jewish community; Rural; Travel; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 40
[movies]Anna Stusser 18July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
Anna Stusser was interviewed by Emma Morgenstern on July 18, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Anna Stusser Oral History Interview, interviewed by Emma Morgenstern, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 18, 2011...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Anna Stusser; Steiner Summer Program; Germany; German; Washington; Olympia WA; Bat Mitzvah; I.B. Singer; Clark University; Jewish Identity; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Books; Literature; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Western Europe; Family history; stories about ancestors; Summer camp; Travel; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Other languages
Downloads: 63
[movies]Sophie and Murray Meld 24Feb2014 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (EliseK)
Sophie and Murray Meld were interviewed by Christa Whitney in Seattle, WA on February 24, 2014.  To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit:http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Sophie and Murray Meld, Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Seattle, Washington, February 24, 2014...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Holocaust; Eastern Europe; Russia; America; United States; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Assimilation; Odessa; New York City; Seattle. Washington; 1920s. 1930s; 1990s; 1905; radical student union; pacifism; social work
Downloads: 51
[movies]Arnold Richards 1July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Arnold Richards was interviewed by Sara Israel on June 1, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. Arnold was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where he was a student in a Workmen's Circle shule. He was heavily involved with the Yiddish revival in New York City through his work with YIVO and various Yiddish film festivals. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Arnold Richards Oral History Interview, inter...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Literature; Newspapers; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Israel; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Film; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Education; Eastern Europe; Transmission; Jewish community; Arnold Richards; YIVO; Society for the Advancement of Judaism
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